Whistleblowers Praised at Award: LuxLeaks Would Never Have Happened Without Them

Sputnik has reached a member of Unit Press Communications in the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) European Parliamentary Group, Ben Leung, to find out more about the “Journalists, Whistleblowers and Defenders of the Right to Information” award.

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Mr. Leung told Sputnik that it was “conceived by our Greek MEP, Stelios Kouloglou,” a member of the left-wing SYRIZA party, who also used to be a journalist and documentary maker.

“He was part of the Parliament’s Panama Papers committee, and got to know the Daphne Garuana Galizia family well. Without whistleblowers, the likes of LuxLeaks and Paradise Papers would never have happened,” Leung said.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017He elaborated that Kouloglou supported

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